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Integral Yoga Teachings


Ahimsa and Vegetarianism by Sri Swami Satchidananda

e say we want a loving world, a peaceful world; but we cannot cultivate that love if negative vibrations get into us. One way in which we can bring negative vibrations into ourselves is through our food. That is why food should come to us as an offering of love.

Hatha Yoga as Spiritual Practice by Swami Ramananda

The goal of Yoga is to experience this innate nature and to allow that aspect of our being to guide the way to everything. At peace with ourselves, innately we are in a loving relationship to what is outside of us. It is our nature to express love. When our action is an expression of love, there is joy in that.

Hatha Yoga as a Tool for Self-discovery by Swami Ramananda

In Hatha practice, we attempt to move and think about our movements in ways outside of our patterned thinking and moving. We practice being and acting free of our conditioning by moving with complete, non-judgmental awareness and in loving response to the capacity of the body in this moment only.

The Art of Giving by Sri Swami Satchidananda

If you ever have selfish expectations when you give something, this will eventually disturb your inner peace. Anytime you expect something in return for your effort, it’s karma

Yoga for the Special Child by Brenda Bakke

I also work with two-year-old twins who have cerebral palsy. The yoga therapy has improved their balance, strength and flexibility and, equally as important, it has given them the ability to develop stillness in their mind and body.

Compassion is Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi

As yoga students and teachers, compassion blossoms as our inner guidance. Compassion is fostered by our personal experience through hardships—physical, mental or emotional—or by, with an open heart, perceiving the suffering of others.

Meditation by Sri Swami Satchidananda

The technique of meditation is to keep the mind fully occupied on one thing. When the mind is fully occupied on one thing, it is kept away from many things and it becomes quiet.